Although the department's Training Areas exist primarily for curricular purposes, they also correspond to a grouping of departmental research strengths into six broad clusters: 

Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience (with strengths in developmental psychobiology, cognitive neuroscience, animal learning, comparative psychology, and physiological psychology); 

Clinical Psychology (with strengths in health psychology, personality disorders and assessment, anxiety disorders, depression, health psychology, child abuse and neglect, psychophysiology, marital and family dysfunction, and substance abuse); 

Cognition and Perception (with strengths in visual cognition, language, memory, judgement and decision-making, categorization, and computational modeling); 

Developmental Science (with strengths in the development of spatial cognition, the development of categorization and attention, language development, the development of temperature regulation and sleep, prenatal development, and computational models of development); 

Health Psychology (with strengths in psychosocial risk factors for physical disease, patient adherence to medical regimens, psychoneuroimmunology, animal models of hypertension and heart disease, medical care-seeking, women's health, and gender disparities in physical health);

Social Psychology (with strengths in social cognition, judgment and decision-making, psychology of the self, close relationships, social influence, attribution, the social psychology of groups, personality and individual differences, and social-emotional development).